Spicy Potato & Pea Patties – vegetarian meal

Spicy Potato & Pea Patties If you are in need of a little spice in your life, cook these patties for dinner tomorrow night. As soon as I saw them on the Flavors of Mumbai blog, I knew I had to cook them. They are a nice surprise for the family if they don’t see you preparing them because when they cut into what seems like a potato patties, they will find this delicious spicy pea mixture inside.

 This is not a low Fodmap recipe.

Spicy Potato & Pea Patties - vegetarian meal
Serves: 4
  • 2 tbsp oil for shallow frying + 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 carrot chopped finely
  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts chopped quite finely
  • 1.5 tbsp flour
  • 6 potatoes medium sized
  • 1 cup boiled green peas
  • 2 green chillies chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 2cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tomato chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • Breadcrumbs for coating the chops
  • Salt
  1. Firstly boil potatoes and green peas until tender.
  2. Peel off the potato skin and mash them.
  3. Add the flour and season. Mix together.
  4. Add butter and oil to a big frying pan.
  5. Once oil is hot add cumin seed and cashew nuts.
  6. Once it starts crackling, add chopped onion and green chillies.
  7. Saute until slightly brown in colour.
  8. Now chop up the ginger and garlic finely in a mini-processor.
  9. Add to the pan and stir for 1 minute.
  10. Add chopped carrots and tomatoes. Saute for 3 to 4 mins.
  11. Add garam masala and turmeric powder. Mix together.
  12. Add the boiled green peas and salt. Cook until the mixture is dry.
  13. Rub some oil on your hands. Make 8 equal sized balls. Flatten each ball.
  14. Scoop 1 tbsp filling of peas mixture into the middle of each one.
  15. Bring the edges to the centre to cover up the filling.
  16. Make into round patties.
  17. Coat the patties with breadcrumbs.
  18. Add 2 tbsp oil to a frying pan and heat. Add the patties and cook until golden. Fry a few at one time and keep them warm in the oven.
  19. Serve hot with a homemade tomato sauce.

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  1. says

    Oh how I love potato and pea patties. I make mine a bit different so really loving Maria’s version. Thanks for sharing Suzanne, your photo is mouthwatering!

    • says

      Maria said in her recipe that you could mix the potato and pea mixture together but I loved the surprise of finding the spicy peas inside the potato.

  2. Eha says

    Mmm, very appealing to the eye and reading-tasty on the palate! I make it a point to have 2-3 vegetarian main meals a week and thoroughly enjoy them: tomorrow it is stuffed eggplant [so beautiful this year here] day on a bed of couscous or I may attempt this actually: these blogs are taking me back to the occasional potato meal again: haven’t really eaten them for some thirty years.

    • says

      30 years of not eating potatoes? Wow! How did you manage that? Your stuffed eggplant recipe on couscous (my husband’s favourite grain) sounds interesting.

      • Eha says

        Potatoes? With all the choices of grains, especially brown rice, Asian noodles and all the different beans, so delightful, I just haven’t felt like eating something with such a high GI index AND GI load!!! There are some ways of cooking them i quite like, but then cream or cheese or frying are oft involved :) ! And they don’t too often t get into Asian, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines, which are the mainstays of my cooking :) !

        • says

          Aha, the GI index problem! I did think of that. In New Zealand when I was growing up, our dinners always had potatoes in some form or other. I guess it’s the Irish blood in our population and the fact that they grow easily here. I now only eat them a few times a month because, as you said, there are so many other grains to choose from.
          I like the sound of your varied diet. You’ll have to send some recipes my way and I could look at making them.

    • says

      Thanks, Lauren. But remember that Foodbuzz will be no more soon and is switching to Dailybuzz. We will lose all our friends from Foodbuzz.

    • says

      Good to see you here, Michelle. I think maybe they would be not quite the thing for your 17 month old but your husband should love them.

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